Mpumalanga pilots single database system for procurement of services

26 August 2005

Mpumalanga Provincial Treasury will is currently piloting the Centralized Supplier Database which is aimed to modernize the Supply Chain Management (SCM) environment.

The Central Supplier Database is a system that seeks to cut through the red tape and bring cost efficiency in the public procurement in the public service.

Tabling the 2015 / 16 Policy and Budget Statement for the Provincial Treasury earlier this year, MEC Sikhumbuzo Kholwane said the initiative will ensure cost efficiency in procurement of services in the government.

More than 40 per cent of the provincial budget of R38 billon is processed through the supply chain management processes in the Province. MEC Kholwane has undertaken to support measures to improve transparency in the SCM environment and credibility of procurement plans of departments. “We have started to publish procurement plans and awarded bids through various platforms such as the provincial tender bulletins and website of the Provincial Treasury, all with the aim to improve business processing and transparency in the SCM system”, said MEC Kholwane.

The pilot phase of the project will started at the Head Office on Tuesday 25 August 2015 and will continue until Thursday, 27 August before being expanded to all regions of the Province.